Pace of replication fork

Range Pyrococcus abyssi ~20: Eukarya 2-3: E. coli 50: Caulobacter crescentus 21 kb/min
Organism Various
Reference Myllykallio, H. et al., (2000). Bacterial mode of replication with eukaryotic-like machinery in a hyperthermophilic archaeon. Science 288 , 2212–2215. p.2214 right column top paragraphPubMed ID10864870
Primary Source B. Stillman, in DNA Replication in Eukaryotic Cells ,M. DePamphilis, Ed. (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 1996), pp. 435– 460 A. Dingwall and L. Shapiro, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 86 , 119 (1989).
Comments "In this species [Pyrococcus abyssi], each replication fork must then be traveling at ~20 kb/min along the archaeal chromosome. This value is much higher than those observed for Eukarya (2 to 3 kb/min), although similar values have been obtained for Bacteria [Escherichia coli, 50 kb/min Caulobacter crescentus, 21 kb/min (primary source)]."
Entered by Uri M
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